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February 25, 2015

Ginkgo on Japanese scene painting Edo period

Autumn trees and grasses by a stream.

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To the left, golden Ginkgo leaves shimmer in the late afternoon light with bold red and white maple leaves. 

This painted Japanese scene immortalises a view of life: a flow in the river, growth in the trees, colour and movement that expresses transient joy.

Six-panel folding screen, ink, color, gold and silver on paper. Rimpa school. Japan, Edo-period.  Late 17th–early 18th century.

Picture and enlargement: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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February 18, 2015

Giant Ginkgo c. 1300, Shobo-ji Temple, Japan



Giant old Ginkgo tree (c. 1300) growing at Iwadono Kannon (Shobo-ji) Temple, Japan.

Video on YouTube by Takapy1974.

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February 09, 2015

Rhamphorhynchus on Ginkgo, Jurassic


Rhamphorhynchus (Beak Snout) on Ginkgo tree branch, Jurassic period.
It is a nocturnal pterosaur, a flying reptile, probably eating fish. It is closely related to dinosaurs.

Picture by Heinrich Harder.

Rhamphorhynchus in action:




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February 03, 2015

Ginkgo Tsutsuga Temple, Japan



Beautiful video of an ancient Ginkgo tree, c. 1,200 years old,  Tsutsuga Temple, Hiroshima area in Japan.

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